Division of General Internal Medicine

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Division of General Internal Medicine

About the Division of General Internal Medicine

The Division of of General Internal Medicine was established within the Department of Medicine in 1978, and has gained national and international prominence as a center for general internal medicine research and training.

The Division's large clinical care programs continue to grow. The primary care doctors saw 94,146 outpatients last year. Faculty in the division are largely responsible for teaching clinical medicine in the office and at the beside to medical students and to residents in the Department of Medicine. Our hospitalist are responsible for much of the inpatient teaching of Internal Medicine to medical students and medical residents.

Faculty members in the Division of General Internal Medicine concentrate their research efforts in the " Health Evaluation Sciences." Historically the most important research activity in the division is Health Services Research. Many faculty members use the method of Clinical Epidemiology to study related issues and several faculty members have pioneered the use of quantitative methods to study bioethical issues. The division's research program has established the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP) at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center.